Published on September 15, 2021

H.P.C. Credit Union Donates to Alpena’s New Patient Tower

Photo of HPC staff and Ann Diamond accepting check donation to patient tower project.

H.P.C. Credit Union recently presented a $15,000 donation to MidMichigan Health Foundation in support of the patient tower project. The gift will fund one new private patient room at the Medical Center. The project is slated for completion in spring 2022. Pictured back row (left to right): Ann Diamond, director of fund development, MidMichigan Health Foundation; Dennis Werner, COO, H.P.C. Credit Union; and Ellie Kindt, marketing coordinator, H.P.C. Credit Union. Front row (left to right): Jodie Ritthaler, CEO, H.P.C. Credit Union; and Nancy Montie, chair of the Business Relations Committee for MidMichigan Health Foundation’s Development Council.

H.P.C. Credit Union recently presented Ann Diamond, director of fund development at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena, with a $15,000 pledge towards the funding of a new, private patient room inside Medical Center’s future patient tower. Construction for the project remains underway and is scheduled for completion in spring 2022.

“H.P.C. Credit Union has been a supporter of our Medical Center since 2002,” said Diamond. “In fact, they’ve been an Aliferis Race sponsor and Business Honor Roll member for many years. We are pleased that, with this major gift, they recognize the importance this project will have on their employees, shareholders and the community as a whole.”

According to the Hal Neiman, chair of the Foundation’s Development Council, “We all want Alpena the best it can be. This donation represents H.P.C.’s dedication to our community. When you offer your support to something as important as the Medical Center, it shows your commitment to everyone, who, that at one time or another, may the services of this facility.”

The three-story, 99,000 square-foot patient tower will feature 60 new private patient rooms, including 14 intensive and critical care rooms, eight labor and delivery rooms, and 44 medical/surgical beds. The new tower will also be home to a new surgical service unit including 19 prep and recovery rooms, as well as five new operating rooms.

“This is the largest project in our Medical Center’s history,” said Diamond. “This is the only place that takes care of you from birth through death and this project will be here for generations to come.”

“H.P.C. Credit Union’s mission is to serve and promote members’ personal financial success,” said Jodi Ritthaler, CEO, H.P.C. Credit Union. “This donation builds on our philosophy of ‘People Helping People.’ We are so pleased to be able to partner with MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena in this important project.”

Diamond concluded, “We know that H.P.C. recognizes the importance of excellent health care and the benefit this project brings to Northeast Michigan. We thank them for their support.” 

Those interested in supporting MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena may contact Diamond at (989) 356-7738 or